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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1290 on: 08 August 2021, 07:28:36 »
For reference, notably Blakist units on the Scorpion MUL are:

Nexus
Raijin
Lightray
Perseus
Toyama
Pinto
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There's more modern tech IS stuff, but I left out anything clearly of SLDF origin, or stuff that could be coming from Hansa salvage/existing factories based on their RAT.

Shame the Grim Reaper didn't make the list.

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1291 on: 08 August 2021, 13:46:46 »
That was more of a Cornstar machine vs WoB. On the upside, it's still around in the Dark Age, on the Merc MUL.
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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1292 on: 08 August 2021, 18:41:35 »
I totally wandered down the Perseus P1 upgrade / Reconquista II rabbit hole after some of the comments lately.

That’s pretty entertaining - even if, practically speaking there are other more efficient paths to follow. It’s definitely fun head canon to much about with.


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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1293 on: 09 August 2021, 20:06:53 »
This might have been addressed already, but I double-checked the most recent (2021) update to the Campaign Operations rulebook. It still refers to a supposed invasion of Navarre in 3103, supposedly as part of said Clan's attempt to escape the so-called "Adder Collective". However, there is no mention of such an event in Operational Turning Points: Hanseatic Crusade.

So, the question is... did such an invasion actually happen?

If not, might it have been a training exercise on the part of the Imperio, based on the most recent Homeworld-related data they might have had on hand at that point in time?

But if so, might it have gone badly enough for the Coyotes as to not be worth mentioning on the part of the Scorpions, thus perhaps obliging the Coyotes to pass the Imperio by and head on to pastures new?
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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1294 on: 10 August 2021, 07:32:07 »
There's no indication it happened at all... Unless it merely hasn't happened yet.
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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1295 on: 10 August 2021, 09:47:52 »
Or that it will at all - as an example in a sourcebook.  ;)

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1296 on: 10 August 2021, 12:49:07 »
I don't understand the debate. Protos are in the MUL and the MUL is canon, no? So regardless of the complete lack of reference to them one way or the other in Hanseatic Crusade, that's how it is.

And if you know differently Doc, then please just spell it out. Thanks.

Might be worth checking out the MUL again.

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1297 on: 10 August 2021, 15:20:44 »
WHAT THE ******.

Well, it's official. My involvement with this faction is over. I'm sticking with the Escorpion Imperio, moronic name and all. Bye, everybody.
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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1298 on: 10 August 2021, 16:06:01 »
This might have been addressed already, but I double-checked the most recent (2021) update to the Campaign Operations rulebook. It still refers to a supposed invasion of Navarre in 3103, supposedly as part of said Clan's attempt to escape the so-called "Adder Collective". However, there is no mention of such an event in Operational Turning Points: Hanseatic Crusade.

So, the question is... did such an invasion actually happen?

wasn't that part of the conspiracy theory from "blood avatar"? the one that has since been completely disproved by the sourcebooks?

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1299 on: 10 August 2021, 23:28:36 »
Might be worth checking out the MUL again.

The Empire is streamlining its manufacturing and logistics. Good step forward.

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« Reply #1300 on: 11 August 2021, 11:04:50 »
wasn't that part of the conspiracy theory from "blood avatar"? the one that has since been completely disproved by the sourcebooks?
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« Reply #1301 on: 11 August 2021, 17:22:11 »
Might be worth checking out the MUL again.

That makes me inordinately sad...

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1302 on: 12 August 2021, 17:30:44 »
So Protomechs have been restricted to only the Jihad era and not for the Escorpion Imperio years at all.  Just wanting to confirm this is correct.

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1303 on: 12 August 2021, 17:44:56 »
So Protomechs have been restricted to only the Jihad era and not for the Escorpion Imperio years at all.  Just wanting to confirm this is correct.

The Imperio has access to them during the Early Republic era. Other than that, yes, that is correct.
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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1304 on: 14 August 2021, 14:13:07 »
Do the Scorpions have an infantry carrier?

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« Reply #1305 on: 14 August 2021, 14:40:01 »
And which Protos did they have access too?

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1306 on: 14 August 2021, 15:21:13 »
Look at the escorpion imperio. It’s the same list of protos

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1307 on: 15 August 2021, 00:50:28 »
Do the Scorpions have an infantry carrier?

Do you mean infantry carriers as in vehicles? It looks like they have access to the range of APCs and Heavy APCs (Hover, Tracked, Wheeled), the Maxim C, the Svantovit IFV, at least during the dark ages. Not a bad selection, if a bit anemic compared to many factions.

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1308 on: 15 August 2021, 06:38:56 »
I have a tank only game coming up. I really wish we had the Enyo. It is my favorite tank.

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« Reply #1309 on: 15 August 2021, 22:06:16 »
I have a tank only game coming up. I really wish we had the Enyo. It is my favorite tank.

Well, that depends on your group.  the long-standing rule of battletech is there's nothing that CAN'T be in a particular force, it's what's normally found there.  So, you can find Davion-piloted Dragons on the Cappellan front, that sort of thing, but it's not NORMAL.

-PERSONALLY,- if you wanted to field ONE Enyo in a unit that is otherwise pretty MUL solid, I'd be like, "cool beans, yo."  but that's just me and how we play around here.  good luck!  :) :thumbsup:

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1310 on: 17 August 2021, 23:39:02 »
There's always the Kokou and Kokou XL...

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1311 on: 09 September 2021, 21:33:36 »
I dunno about the rest of you, but I'm excited for Spotlight On: Schmidt's Petraries (releasing tomorrow), mostly because I wrote it! Hope you like it, but I know you'll gimme what-for if you don't!  :)

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« Reply #1312 on: 09 September 2021, 22:14:34 »
I dunno about the rest of you, but I'm excited for Spotlight On: Schmidt's Petraries (releasing tomorrow), mostly because I wrote it! Hope you like it, but I know you'll gimme what-for if you don't!  :)

Three books (two “spotlights on” and one “touring the stars”) in regards to the smaller elements in Hanseatic Crusade I’m in.  Oh and Shrapnel #6 is out this month.

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« Reply #1313 on: 10 September 2021, 17:14:26 »
I dunno about the rest of you, but I'm excited for Spotlight On: Schmidt's Petraries (releasing tomorrow), mostly because I wrote it! Hope you like it, but I know you'll gimme what-for if you don't!  :)

Got it, liked it, good read.

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« Reply #1314 on: 10 September 2021, 17:49:10 »
I dunno about the rest of you, but I'm excited for Spotlight On: Schmidt's Petraries (releasing tomorrow), mostly because I wrote it! Hope you like it, but I know you'll gimme what-for if you don't!  :)


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I'm not a huge fan of the Hanseatic League generally but this was an interesting read. Given how the Council of Merchants turned out to be totally unworthy of his talents and loyalty, I'm curious to see whether Rudolf Schmidt decides to serve as a bridge between the Hansa people and the new government. Maybe by 3151 he'll be the first commander of Hansa Galaxy?
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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1315 on: 10 September 2021, 17:58:19 »
I think you'll wanna pick up the next SO. :)

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1316 on: 10 September 2021, 18:06:52 »
I know so.  We were promised a Spotlight On: Hellion Keshik some time ago. I can hardly wait, myself.

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1317 on: 10 September 2021, 20:29:33 »
So is Edwina Ramsey the first named Blakist to have found refuge in the Hanseatic League?

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« Reply #1318 on: 10 September 2021, 20:39:08 »
I believe so.  :)

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« Reply #1319 on: 11 September 2021, 22:13:39 »
I can totally see Schmidt Petraries becoming a few Trinaries.  A unit going from system to system testing the defences and keeping the warriors on guard.  I hope this is a beginning not the end of this unit.